Meaning of seaway in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsiːweɪ/

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  • 1An inland waterway capable of accommodating seagoing ships.

    ‘After 1903 and improvements to the St. Lawrence waterway, larger ships or ‘canalers’ could navigate the seaway.’
    • ‘Canada is every bit as vulnerable, experts say, at its ports, docks, canals, lakes, and seaways.’
    • ‘Every battle ever fought there was fought over control of the seaway.’
    • ‘We put the boat in at Labrador and headed off around Wave Break Island to the actual seaway.’
    • ‘The St Lawrence seaway, one of the world's busiest shipping lanes after the English Channel, exits around the northern tip of Nova Scotia.’
    1. 1.1A natural channel connecting two areas of sea.
      ‘Continental displacements led to changes in the configurations of the oceans, and seaways opened and closed.’
      • ‘In the annual cycle experiments, however, low winter insolation causes the seaways to freeze.’
      • ‘Cook charted the coasts and seaways of Canada, the St Lawrence Channel and the coasts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.’
      • ‘This scenario maximizes the depth and linkage of the basins forming the seaway.’
      • ‘The earlier occurrences in North Carolina suggest that the genus dispersed westward through the Central American seaway.’
    2. 1.2A route across the sea used by ships.
      ‘Unfortunately we need two miles of seaway to stop our ship and our rudder is jammed, hence we cannot change course.’
      • ‘In a dangerous combat situation, or even a crowded seaway, this can provide a huge advantage.’
      • ‘Columbus set out to find a new seaway to India and he ended up discovering America.’
      • ‘This was one of the most ambitious threats from Norway and was aiming to establish maritime control over the western seaways.’
  • 2in singular A rough sea in which to sail.

    ‘with the engine mounted amidship, the boat pitches less in a seaway’
    • ‘This number results from a formula that is intended to represent a boat's expected motion in a seaway.’
    • ‘The dog boats were also small in comparison to their opponents but rode better in a seaway.’
    • ‘In general, the safety of a ship in a seaway is related to three major safety parameters - structural safety, overturning stability, and seakeeping quality.’
    • ‘The calculated ship responses in irregular seaways were arranged for each sea state (that is, wave height).’